Internets on a Plane! (and service blocking)


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I fly UA quite often and regularly get internet on my flights. The speed and connection quality is quite acceptable considering that we’re traveling through the air and talking through some satellites. The rate is also quite reasonable - $1.99/hr for the slow lane and $3.99/hr for the fast lane.

However, on my last two trips, the following things have been blocked:

I verified that in each case, the service I was trying to connect to was up.

Finally, I noticed that the feedback form was not protected by SSL. This should be the default on every website these days.

Overall the service gets a solid B. I was eventually able to find a VPN host not on the block list and was then able to access all of the necessary services.